Seba Beach

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Seba Beach
Summer village
Summer Village of Seba Beach
Seba Beach is located in Alberta
Seba Beach
Location of Seba Beach in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°33′39″N 114°44′13″W / 53.56075°N 114.73692°W / 53.56075; -114.73692Coordinates: 53°33′39″N 114°44′13″W / 53.56075°N 114.73692°W / 53.56075; -114.73692
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division No. 11
Incorporated August 2, 1920
 • Type Municipal incorporation
 • Mayor Doug Thomas
 • Governing body Seba Beach Summer Village Council
Area (2016)[1]
 • Land 0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 169
 • Density 195.5/km2 (506/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0E 2B0
Area code(s) 780
Website Official website

Seba Beach is a summer village located 85 km (53 mi) west of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. The main employer to those within the village and surrounding area is the Sundance Generating Plant, a coal-fired power plant located on the south side of the lake, owned and operated by TransAlta Utilities.

A large cabin-going community exists during the summer, although the village is populated year round. Local sites include Wabamun Lake, the village marina and pier, a public library, and several businesses including a restaurant,[2] a general store,[3] a miniature golf course,[4] a golf resort,[5] and a recreational vehicle park.[6]

Seba Beach is one of the few summer villages in Alberta that employs community peace officers. The duties of its two peace officers include traffic and liquor enforcement as well as emergency response.[citation needed]

August long weekend is the annual Regatta at Seba Beach, which features a parade, dance, foot races, fireworks, beach volleyball tournament, and cribbage tournament, among other events. During the summer and fall, there is a weekly farmers market on Saturdays.

The lake itself has a large population of northern pike along with whitefish and yellow perch.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Summer Village of Seba Beach recorded a population of 169 living in 82 of its 323 total private dwellings, a change of 18.2% from its 2011 population of 143. With a land area of 0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi), it had a population density of 196.5/km2 (509.0/sq mi) in 2016.[1]

In the 2011 Census, the Summer Village of Seba Beach had a population of 143 living in 66 of its 338 total dwellings, a change of -29.6% from its 2006 population of 203. With a land area of 0.71 km2 (0.27 sq mi), it had a population density of 201.4/km2 (521.6/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

Edmonton Yacht Club[edit]

The Edmonton Yacht Club, founded in 1923, is the main sailing club of Seba Beach, located at 1 Avenue and 2 Street West. In 1989, Margaret Lemieux compiled 'Wind in the sails : the Edmonton Yacht Club, 1923-1981', which documented the history of the Edmonton Yacht Club and sailing in Alberta during this time period, published through the Seba Beach Heritage Society from records of the Edmonton Yacht Club from Cooking Lake and Seba Beach.[8]

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